The Unborn

Boy am I glad she was born.

Polishing shoes have never been so much fun.

On Sunday evenings I polish my leather shoes.

It’s an old habit from National Service days.

And while I do that I usually have the TV on or a BD playing away.

Recently I had The Unborn on while spit-shining my John Lobbs and my Allen-Edmonds.

It is another one of those bad seed movies (The Orphan, Case 39, The Omen, etc).

The Unborn stars Gary Oldman as a spiritual advisor to a young girl (Odette Yustman – that’s her above) who is tormented by a dybbuk. The dybbuk – the source of a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany – seeks to use her death as a gateway to physical existence.

The Unborn received an overwhelmingly negative reaction from critics. Based on 103 reviews collected from notable publications, the film garnered a rating of 12% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie is a tame genre effort with cheap thrills and scares that border on silliness.

The movie’s saving grace is 24-year-old Odette Yustman – this eye candy is the result of a Cuban mother and a father who is of Italian and French descent.

I don’t care about Rotten Tomatoes’ rotten review – I hope there’s a sequel for dirty old men like me.

In any case, please put Odette Yustman in more movies!

And before you know it, the shoes were polished to a perfect shine.

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